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Civilian Guns

Number of Privately Owned Firearms

ChartThe estimated total number of guns (both licit and illicit) held by civilians in Slovenia is

2017: 324,0001
2007: 270,0002

Rate of Civilian Firearm Possession per 100 Population

ChartThe estimated rate of private gun ownership (both licit and illicit) per 100 people in Slovenia is

2017: 15.601
2007: 13.52

Number of Privately Owned Rifles

In Slovenia, the number of rifles in civilian possession is reported to be 47,4353

Number of Privately Owned Shotguns

In Slovenia, the number of shotguns in civilian possession is reported to be 24,6213

Number of Privately Owned Handguns

In Slovenia, the number of handguns in civilian possession is reported to be 28,2393

Number of Privately Owned Firearms - World Ranking

In a 2007 comparison of the number of privately owned guns in 178 countries, Slovenia ranked at No. 1084

Rate of Privately Owned Firearms per 100 Population - World Ranking

In a 2007 comparison of the rate of private gun ownership in 178 countries, Slovenia ranked at No. 472

Proportion of Adults Living in a Home With a Gun

In Slovenia, the percentage of adults living in a household with a firearm is reported to be

2015: 9%5

Number of Registered Firearms

ChartThe number of registered guns in Slovenia is reported to be

2017: 127,0941
2007: 102,1702

Rate of Registered Firearms per 100 Population

The rate of registered guns per 100 people in Slovenia is

2007: 5.086

Estimated Number of Unregistered and Illicit Firearms

Unregistered and unlawfully held guns cannot be counted,7 but in Slovenia there are estimated to be

2017: 196,9061

Government Guns

Number of Military Firearms

The defence forces of Slovenia are reported to have 131,6868 firearms

Number of Law Enforcement Firearms

Police in Slovenia are reported to have 13,0009 firearms

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Slovenia, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2015: 4010
2014: 48
2013: 49
2012: 55
2011: 76
2010: 5011 12
2009: 4413 14 15 16
2008: 6113 14 15
2007: 5413 14
2006: 56
2005: 6113 14 16
2004: 67
2003: 8013 14 15 16
2002: 6513 14 16
2001: 4813 14 15
2000: 7313 14
1999: 6113 14 15 16
1998: 4613 14 15
1997: 75
1996: 6313 14
1995: 6913 14 15
1994: 71
1993: 71
1992: 69
1991: 81
1990: 51

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

ChartIn Slovenia, the annual rate of all gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2015: 1.9110
2014: 2.29
2013: 2.34
2012: 2.63
2011: 3.64
2010: 2.40
2009: 2.12
2008: 2.97
2007: 2.65
2006: 2.79
2005: 3.03
2004: 3.33
2003: 3.98
2002: 3.23
2001: 2.39
2000: 3.63
1999: 3.04
1998: 2.29
1997: 3.73
1996: 3.14
1995: 3.45
1994: 3.55
1993: 3.55
1992: 3.45
1991: 4.05
1990: 2.56

Total Number of Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Slovenia, annual male deaths resulting from firearms total

2015: 3810
2014: 42
2013: 44
2012: 52
2011: 67
2010: 49
2009: 41
2008: 58
2007: 49

Rate of Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Slovenia, the annual rate of male gun death per 100,000 population is

2015: 3.6410
2014: 4.03
2013: 4.23
2012: 5.01
2011: 6.46
2010: 4.73
2009: 3.98
2008: 5.71
2007: 4.90

Total Number of Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Slovenia, annual female deaths resulting from firearms total

2015: 210
2014: 6
2013: 5
2012: 3
2011: 9
2010: 1
2009: 3
2008: 3
2007: 5

Rate of Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Slovenia, the annual rate of female gun death per 100,000 population is

2015: 0.1910
2014: 0.57
2013: 0.47
2012: 0.28
2011: 0.86
2010: 0.10
2009: 0.29
2008: 0.29
2007: 0.48

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Slovenia, annual homicides by any means total

2016: 1017
2015: 1310
2014: 20
2013: 21
2012: 16
2011: 19
2010: 10
2009: 11
2008: 13
2007: 21
2006: 1218 19
2005: 20
2004: 2718 20
2003: 21
2002: 3618 21
2001: 28
2000: 3618 22
1999: 2522
1998: 14
1997: 3623
1996: 38
1995: 44

Rate of Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Slovenia, the annual rate of homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.4817
2015: 0.6210
2014: 0.95
2013: 1
2012: 0.76
2011: 0.91
2010: 0.48
2009: 0.53
2008: 0.63
2007: 1.03
2006: 0.618 19
2005: 1.0
2004: 1.418 20
2003: 1.1
2002: 1.818 21
2001: 1.4
2000: 1.818 22
1999: 1.2622
1998: 0.71
1997: 1.8123
1996: 1.91
1995: 2.21
1994: 2.0124

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Slovenia, annual male homicides by any means total

2016: 825
2015: 610
2014: 10
2013: 13
2012: 10
2011: 8
2010: 5
2009: 5
2008: 8
2007: 12

Rate of Male Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Slovenia, the annual rate of male homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.7825
2015: 0.5810
2014: 0.96
2013: 1.25
2012: 0.96
2011: 0.77
2010: 0.48
2009: 0.49
2008: 0.79
2007: 1.20

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Slovenia, annual female homicides by any means total

2016: 225
2015: 710
2014: 10
2013: 8
2012: 6
2011: 11
2010: 5
2009: 6
2008: 5
2007: 9

Rate of Female Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Slovenia, the annual rate of female homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.1925
2015: 0.6610
2014: 0.95
2013: 0.76
2012: 0.57
2011: 1.05
2010: 0.48
2009: 0.57
2008: 0.48
2007: 0.87

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Slovenia, annual firearm homicides total

2015: 110
2014: 8
2013: 9
2012: 418
2011: 12
2010: 1
2009: 313 18 26
2008: 4
2007: 9
2006: 3
2005: 10
2004: 1413 26
2003: 8
2002: 1013
2001: 7
2000: 11
1999: 9
1998: 7
1997: 17
1996: 13
1995: 18
1994: 7
1993: 9
1992: 13
1991: 12
1990: 6

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Slovenia, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2015: 0.0510
2014: 0.38
2013: 0.43
2012: 0.19
2011: 0.57
2010: 0.05
2009: 0.14
2008: 0.19
2007: 0.44
2006: 0.15
2005: 0.5
2004: 0.713 26
2003: 0.4
2002: 0.513
2001: 0.35
2000: 0.56
1999: 0.46
1998: 0.35
1997: 0.86
1996: 0.65
1995: 0.91
1994: 0.35
1993: 0.45
1992: 0.65
1991: 0.6
1990: 0.3

Proportion of Homicides Committed With a Gun

ChartIn Slovenia, the percentage of homicides committed with a firearm is reported to be

2012: 29%18
2011: 63%18 27
2010: 40%18
2009: 15%
2008: 20%
2007: 38%
2006: 25%
2005: 55%
2004: 25.0%26
2003: 23.8%

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Slovenia, annual male firearm homicides total

2015: 110
2014: 3
2013: 610
2012: 3
2011: 5
2010: 0
2009: 1
2008: 2
2007: 6

Rate of Male Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Slovenia, the annual rate of male firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2015: 0.1010
2014: 0.29
2013: 0.58
2012: 0.29
2011: 0.48
2009: 0.10
2008: 0.20
2007: 0.60

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Slovenia, annual female firearm homicides total

2014: 510
2013: 310
2012: 1
2011: 7
2010: 1
2009: 2
2008: 2
2007: 3

Rate of Female Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Slovenia, the annual rate of female firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.4710
2013: 0.28
2012: 0.09
2011: 0.67
2010: 0.10
2009: 0.19
2008: 0.19
2007: 0.29

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn Slovenia, annual handgun homicides total

2010: 113
2008: 2
2006: 1
2005: 1
2004: 1
2003: 4
2002: 5
2001: 4
2000: 4
1999: 2
1998: 2
1997: 8

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Slovenia, the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2010: 0.0513
2008: 0.10
2006: 0.05
2005: 0.05
2004: 0.05
2003: 0.20
2002: 0.25
2001: 0.20
2000: 0.20
1999: 0.10
1998: 0.10
1997: 0.40

Long Gun Homicides

ChartIn Slovenia, annual long gun homicides total

2008: 113
2007: 1
2005: 2
2004: 1
2002: 2
2000: 2
1998: 1
1997: 2

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Slovenia, the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2008: 0.0513
2007: 0.05
2005: 0.10
2004: 0.05
2002: 0.10
2000: 0.10
1998: 0.05
1997: 0.10

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn Slovenia, annual gun homicides (other) total

2009: 313
2008: 1
2007: 8
2006: 2
2005: 7
2004: 12
2003: 4
2002: 3
2001: 3
2000: 5
1999: 7
1998: 4
1997: 7

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Slovenia, the annual rate of gun homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2009: 0.1513
2008: 0.05
2007: 0.40
2006: 0.10
2005: 0.35
2004: 0.60
2003: 0.20
2002: 0.15
2001: 0.15
2000: 0.25
1999: 0.35
1998: 0.20
1997: 0.35

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Slovenia, annual suicides by any means total

2015: 42210
2014: 388
2013: 446
2012: 440
2011: 435
2010: 414
2009: 447
2008: 408
2007: 434
1999: 59028

Rate of Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Slovenia, the annual rate of suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2015: 20.1010
2014: 18.50
2013: 21.28
2012: 21.02
2011: 20.83
2010: 19.86
2009: 21.54
2008: 19.84
2007: 21.29
1999: 29.7428
1994: 31.1629

Male Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Slovenia, annual male suicides by any means total

2015: 33210
2014: 325
2013: 360
2012: 360
2011: 347
2010: 336
2009: 350
2008: 324
2007: 335

Rate of Male Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Slovenia, the annual rate of male suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2015: 31.8310
2014: 31.19
2013: 34.60
2012: 34.66
2011: 33.47
2010: 32.45
2009: 33.98
2008: 31.88
2007: 33.48

Female Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Slovenia, annual female suicides by any means total

2015: 9010
2014: 63
2013: 86
2012: 80
2011: 88
2010: 78
2009: 97
2008: 84
2007: 99

Rate of Female Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Slovenia, the annual rate of female suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2015: 8.5210
2014: 5.97
2013: 8.15
2012: 7.59
2011: 8.37
2010: 7.44
2009: 9.28
2008: 8.07
2007: 9.54

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Slovenia, annual firearm suicides total

2015: 3610
2014: 39
2013: 40
2012: 51
2011: 63
2010: 4814 12
2009: 3814
2008: 56
2007: 45
2006: 53
2005: 50
2004: 52
2003: 69
2002: 52
2001: 40
2000: 62
1999: 49
1998: 37
1997: 57
1996: 50
1995: 50
1994: 60
1993: 61
1992: 53
1991: 66
1990: 43

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Slovenia, the annual rate of firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2015: 1.7110
2014: 1.86
2013: 1.91
2012: 2.44
2011: 3.02
2010: 2.30
2009: 1.83
2008: 2.72
2007: 2.21
2006: 2.64
2005: 2.5
2004: 2.6
2003: 3.46
2002: 2.61
2001: 2.01
2000: 3.14
1999: 2.48
1998: 1.87
1997: 2.88
1996: 2.51
1995: 2.52
1994: 3.02
1993: 3.07
1992: 2.66
1991: 3.3
1990: 2.15

Male Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Slovenia, annual male firearm suicides total

2015: 3510
2014: 38
2013: 38
2012: 49
2011: 62
2010: 48
2009: 37
2008: 55
2007: 43

Rate of Male Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Slovenia, the annual rate of male firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2015: 3.3610
2014: 3.65
2013: 3.65
2012: 4.72
2011: 5.98
2010: 4.64
2009: 3.59
2008: 5.41
2007: 4.30

Female Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Slovenia, annual female firearm suicides total

2015: 110
2014: 1
2013: 2
2012: 2
2011: 1
2010: 0
2009: 1
2008: 1
2007: 2

Rate of Female Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Slovenia, the annual rate of female firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2015: 0.0910
2014: 0.09
2013: 0.19
2012: 0.19
2011: 0.10
2009: 0.10
2008: 0.10
2007: 0.19

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Slovenia, annual handgun suicides total

2010: 414
2009: 5
2008: 15
2007: 9
2006: 22
2005: 8
2004: 7
2003: 12
2002: 14
2001: 13
2000: 12
1999: 13
1998: 9
1997: 19

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Slovenia, the annual rate of handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2010: 0.2014
2009: 0.15
2008: 0.10
2007: 0.05
2006: 0.30
2005: 0.15
2004: 0.25
2003: 0.35
2002: 0.30
2001: 0.45
2000: 0.61
1999: 0.10
1998: 0.25
1997: 0.56

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Slovenia, the number of long gun suicides is

2010: 414
2009: 3
2008: 2
2007: 1
2006: 6
2005: 3
2004: 5
2003: 7
2002: 6
2001: 9
2000: 12
1999: 2
1998: 5
1997: 11

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Slovenia, the annual rate of long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2010: 0.2014
2009: 0.15
2008: 0.10
2007: 0.05
2006: 0.30
2005: 0.15
2004: 0.25
2003: 0.35
2002: 0.30
2001: 0.45
2000: 0.61
1999: 0.10
1998: 0.25
1997: 0.56

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Slovenia, annual gun suicides (other) total

2010: 4014
2009: 30
2008: 39
2007: 35
2006: 25
2005: 39
2004: 40
2003: 50
2002: 32
2001: 18
2000: 38
1999: 34
1998: 23
1997: 27

Rate of Gun Suicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Slovenia, the annual rate of gun suicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2010: 1.9514
2009: 1.47
2008: 1.91
2007: 1.73
2006: 1.24
2005: 1.95
2004: 2.00
2003: 2.50
2002: 1.60
2001: 0.90
2000: 1.92
1999: 1.72
1998: 1.17
1997: 1.36

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Slovenia, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2015: 110
2014: 1
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 115
2008: 1
2003: 1
2001: 1
1999: 2
1998: 2
1997: 1
1995: 1
1994: 4
1993: 1
1992: 3
1991: 3
1990: 2

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Slovenia, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death per 100,000 population is

2015: 0.0510
2014: 0.05
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.05
2010: 0.05
2009: 0.05
2008: 0.05
2003: 0.05
2001: 0.05
1999: 0.1
1998: 0.1
1997: 0.05
1995: 0.05
1994: 0.2015 30
1993: 0.0515
1992: 0.15
1991: 0.15
1990: 0.1

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Slovenia, annual unintentional male shooting deaths total

2015: 010
2014: 110
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 1
2008: 1

Rate of Unintentional Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Slovenia, the annual rate of unintentional male shooting death per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.1010
2009: 0.10
2008: 0.10

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Slovenia, annual unintentional female shooting deaths total

2015: 110
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Rate of Unintentional Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

In Slovenia, the annual rate of unintentional female shooting death per 100,000 population is

2015: 0.0910

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Slovenia, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2003: 115
1998: 2
1997: 1

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Slovenia, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2003: 0.0515
1998: 0.10
1997: 0.05

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Slovenia, annual unintentional shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2009: 115
2008: 1
2001: 1
1999: 2

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Slovenia, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2009: 0.0515
2008: 0.05
2001: 0.05
1999: 0.10

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Slovenia, annual shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2015: 110
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 1
2010: 116 12
2009: 216
2005: 1
2004: 1
2003: 2
2002: 3
1999: 1

Rate of Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Slovenia, the annual rate of unknown-cause shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2015: 0.0510
2011: 0.05
2010: 0.05
2009: 0.10
2005: 0.05
2004: 0.05
2003: 0.10
2002: 0.15
1999: 0.05
1994: 0.0031

Male Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Slovenia, annual male shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2015: 110
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 1
2009: 2

Rate of Male Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Slovenia, the annual rate of unknown-cause male shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2015: 0.1010
2010: 0.10
2009: 0.19

Female Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Slovenia, annual female shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2015: 010
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 1
2010: 0

Rate of Female Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

In Slovenia, the annual rate of unknown-cause female shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2011: 0.1010

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Slovenia, annual deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2005: 116
2002: 1

Rate of Long Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Slovenia, the annual rate of unknown-cause long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2005: 0.0516
2002: 0.05

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Slovenia, annual deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2010: 116
2009: 2
2004: 1
2003: 2
2002: 2
1999: 1

Rate of Gun Death (Other) from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Slovenia, the annual rate of unknown-cause gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2010: 0.0516
2009: 0.10
2004: 0.05
2003: 0.10
2002: 0.10
1999: 0.05

Legal Intervention Gun Homicides

In Slovenia, annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2015: 110

ProductionGun Industry

Regulation of Firearm Makers

In Slovenia, the manufacture of small arms, ammunition and/or their components is permitted only if the maker holds a valid licence,32 33 34 but is not conducted in practice35

Small Arms Manufacture - World Ranking

In a classification of the world's small, medium and major firearm manufacturers, Slovenia was ranked 'small'36

Home-made Guns

In Slovenia, the prevalence of illicit craft, or 'home-made' firearm manufacture is reported to be low37

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Firearm Exports

In Slovenia, firearm and ammunition exports are limited by transfer control law38 39 40 34 41 42 43 44 45

Firearm Exports (Number)

ChartThe annual number of firearms exported from Slovenia is reported by manufacturers to be

2018: 5,11846
2017: 13,209
2016: 12,779
2015: 1,082
2014: 8,15847

Small Arms Exports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition exports from Slovenia is reported by Customs to be US$1,430,54048 (2011)

Small Arms Exports - World Ranking

In a comparison of the world's major/mid-level/minor/unknown small arms exporters, Slovenia was categorized as 'unknown'49

Firearm Imports

In Slovenia, firearm and ammunition imports are limited by transfer control law38 39 40 34 41 42 43 44

Firearm Imports (Number)

ChartThe annual number of firearms imported to Slovenia is reported to be

2018: 33946
2017: 366
2016: 237
2013: 8,15847
2007: 1,712

Small Arms Imports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition imports to Slovenia is reported by Customs to be US$4,090,72148 (2011)

Smuggling Guns and Ammunition

Reports suggest that the level of firearm and ammunition smuggling in Slovenia is low50

Regulation of Arms Brokers

In Slovenia, the activities of arms brokers and transfer intermediaries are specifically regulated by law51 52 34 53 54

End User Certificates

Customs regulations in Slovenia include39 certification of the intended end user of any small arms or ammunition transfer, and/or a written declaration of its intended end use

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in Slovenia is categorised as restrictive55

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Slovenia includes the Firearms Act,34 32 38 the Council Directive of 18 June 1991 on Control of the Acquisition and Possession of Weapons,56 57 the European Union Firearms Regulation of 2012 and the Common Position on the Control of Arms Brokering of 200358

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Slovenia are regulated by the Local Government and the Ministry of the Interior,34 and the European Commission57

Right to Possess Firearms

In Slovenia, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law59 60

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Slovenia, civilians are not allowed to possess automatic firearms, firearms disguised as other objects, and armour-piercing, incendiary and expanding ammunition61 62

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Slovenia, private possession of fully automatic weapons is prohibited61 62 27

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Slovenia, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted only with special authorisation63 64 62

Regulation of Handguns

In Slovenia, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted only with special authorisation61 63 64 62 27

Law Regulates Long Guns

In Slovenia, civilian possession of rifles and shotguns is regulated by law63 64 62 27

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Slovenia, only licensed gun owners65 61 63 27 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Genuine Reason Required for Firearm Possession

Applicants for a gun owner’s licence in Slovenia are required to establish a genuine reason to possess a firearm, for example hunting, target shooting, collection, personal protection, security66

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Slovenia is 18 years66

Gun Owner Background Checks

An applicant for a firearm licence in Slovenia must pass a background check which considers criminal, mental health and domestic violence66 27 records

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Slovenia stipulates (not defined)3 that a gun licence should be denied or revoked

Licensing Records

In Slovenia, authorities maintain a record3 of individual civilians licensed to acquire, possess, sell or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Limit on Quantity, Type of Ammunition

Licensed firearm owners in Slovenia are permitted to possess only ammunition suitable for the intended firearm67

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Slovenia, the law requires35 68 that a record of the acquisition, possession and transfer of each privately held firearm be retained in an official register

Gun Dealer Record Keeping

In Slovenia, licensed firearm dealers are required69 68 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Manufacturer Record Keeping

In Slovenia, licensed gun makers are required69 33 35 to keep a record of each firearm produced, for inspection by a regulating authority

State-Owned Firearm Records

In Slovenia, State agencies are required70 71 to maintain records of the storage and movement of all firearms and ammunition under their control

Gun Sales and Transfers

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Slovenia, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is unlawful72 64

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Slovenia include3 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of private firearms and ammunition by licensed gun owners

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Government

Government regulations in Slovenia include71 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by state entities

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Slovenia include3 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In Slovenia, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law69 35 33 73 74 75

Firearm Tracing

In Slovenia, state authorities carry out76 74 68 recognised arms tracing and tracking procedures

Carrying Guns

Law Regulates Firearms in Public

In Slovenia, carrying a gun in a public place is regulated by law27

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Slovenia, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is allowed without a permit, with some restrictions3

Penalty for Illicit Firearm Possession

In Slovenia, the maximum penalty for unlawful possession of a firearm77 is five years in prison and/or a fine34 78 79

Collection, Amnesty and Destruction Programmes

Firearms Surrendered and Seized

In Slovenia, the number of firearms voluntarily surrendered, bought back or seized by authorities is reported to be

2011: 41380

Small Arms Destroyed

ChartIn Slovenia, the number of firearms destroyed following amnesty, collection and seizure programmes is reported to be

2016: 25581
2015: 35482
2011: 56983

Destruction and Disposal Policy

In Slovenia, it is not state policy84 to destroy surplus, collected and seized firearms rather than return them to the secondary arms market

MeasuresInternational Controls

Regional Agreements

European Union

As a member of the European Union, Slovenia is bound by the provisions of the ‘EU Firearms Directive’ – the 2007 Legislative Resolution on Control of the Acquisition and Possession of Weapons of the European Parliament85 86

European Union Export Reporting

Under the European Union Common Position on Arms Exports, Slovenia is bound to declare its transfers of military technology and equipment. Independent monitoring provides detailed comparisons of arms export reporting compliance across EU member states, and records that Slovenia has submitted one or more national reports87 on its arms transfers

Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development

The Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development, a diplomatic initiative aimed at addressing the interrelations between armed violence and development, was signed in 200688 by Slovenia.

Arms Trade Treaty

The Arms Trade Treaty has been signed and ratified89 by Slovenia

United Nations Firearms Protocol

The United Nations Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition has been signed and ratified90 by Slovenia

United Nations Small Arms Programme of Action UNPoA

UNPoA Commitment

On 21 July 2001, Slovenia committed to a consensus decision of the United Nations to adopt, support and implement the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects91

UNPoA Implementation Monitor Score

In its UN small arms Programme of Action Implementation Monitor (PoAIM Phase 1), the Small Arms Survey scored Slovenia against its commitments to the PoA, then ranked it at No. 5092 93 94 95 among 159 Member States

UNPoA National Reporting

Under the terms of its 2001 commitment to the United Nations small arms Programme of Action, Slovenia has submitted one or more national reports96 97 on its implementation of the UNPoA

UNPoA National Point of Contact

In Slovenia, a National Point of Contact to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated98 97

UNPoA National Coordinating Body

In Slovenia, a National Coordinating Body to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated97

UNPoA Civil Society Involvement and Support

In National Reports of Slovenia submitted to the UN from 2001 to 2010, a history of substantive cooperation with civil society in support of UNPoA activities was not apparent97

UNPoA International Assistance – Donor

Funds for UNPoA implementation have not been donated97 by Slovenia to other UN Member States

United Nations Small Arms Register

According to the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, Slovenia has declared99 its small arms exports in one or more annual National Reports on Arms Exports.

United Nations Membership

In the UN List of Member States, Slovenia has been a Member State of the United Nations since 1992100

Wassenaar Arrangement

The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies lists101 Slovenia as a Participating State

BackgroundCountry Profile

Conflict Profile

For a profile of conflict in Slovenia, select the Link icon to open an external web page from the UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia at Uppsala University

Global Peace Index

To see where Slovenia ranks, select the Link icon to open an external web page at the Global Peace Index


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